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Nutrition at CHALKBOX

Nutrition at CHALKBOX

We have partnered with Dr. Sinead Roberts from feed.fuel.perform. She has advised several of you on your nutrition and how you can make it work in your life style.

 Part 2: Eating and Competing!

Part 2: Eating and Competing!

In the last post we covered things to consider when eating the night before and the morning of a competition. But what about during the competition itself, and recovery afterwards …

Eating and Competing by Sinead  our in-house nutritionist

Eating and Competing by Sinead our in-house nutritionist

You have your CrossFit training and nutrition down to a fine art. It’s fuelling you to go harder and faster and you have never felt better. You are ready to compete. But the question is, what should you eat on competition day to make sure you perform at the top of your game?!


Fruit and Vegetables … what is the big deal?!

Fruit and Vegetables … what is the big deal?!

“Eat your fruit and veg” is a phrase you have probably heard repeatedly since you were a kid … from your parents, in school, by your doctor, health advertisements. But why is it so important to eat enough fruit and vegetables?!

Part 3: Nutrition in a Busy Life by Sinead

Part 3: Nutrition in a Busy Life by Sinead

Part 3: Nutrition in a Busy Life by Sinead

In my last blog I talked about the reasons why you might want to eat breakfast, and also the kinds of breakfast to choose. So what about eating beyond brekkie?   

Part 2: Nutrition in a busy life by Dr Sinead Roberts

Part 2: Nutrition in a busy life by Dr Sinead Roberts

In the last blog, I highlighted some practical strategies to help you optimise your nutrition when life is hectic. Over the next few blogs I want to dive a little more into some of the science behind each meal of the day, and highlight some things you can think about as you make food choices through the day.

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.

“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom” (Jack LaLanne) 

In my first blog to you I talked about why the ‘right’ nutrition is important, and that what is ‘right’ is different for different people at different points in the life. 


What to eat on Competition Day?

What to eat on Competition Day?

With Battle of Cancer competition coming up coach Katie has put down on paper how she normally prepares for a competition

Meal Timing and Frequency does it matter?

Meal Timing and Frequency does it matter?

The key questions are:

By Dr. Sinead Roberts, PhD, http://feedfuelperform.com

  • Does meal timing and frequency impact body composition?

  • Does meal timing and frequency impact athletic performance?

Meal timing and meal frequency are distinct, although interrelated, topics. Using an extreme example to demonstrate the distinction: someone eating only once a day could eat in the morning, or the afternoon, or after training. In other words, the frequency can be constant (once a day), but timing very different.

It's not just about the Calories

It's not just about the Calories

I am not an expert of calories and how all is taken by the body but I am obsessed by understanding the human body, how it moves, how it burns and how we can look after it to live as long as possible.

What is fat and why do we need it?

What is fat and why do we need it?

Fat, against popular belief, is a different to body fat. Body fat is excess energy (protein, carbs, fat) that has been converted to body fat as the body has not used it as fuel.

Nutrition for Recovery in CrossFit

Nutrition for Recovery in CrossFit

CrossFit athletes eat a ton of calories to fuel their performance. Often training up to 4 times per day they must replace the energy they use to recover. Unfortunately, many of us do not have the time to do this, so we have to be a little smarter as to what goes in our mouths. Continue reading below to find out more about the optimal post training recovery foods.